Replica Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch Professional Alaska Project Limited Edition 3126.96.36.199.04.001 Watch
The Case And Bracelet
42mm stainless steel case & bracelet. Black fixed tachymeter scale bezel. The "Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch - Alaska Project": In the early 1970's NASA was considering exploring the dark side of the moon. Omega created a team to develop an outer case for their Speedmaster watch to withstand the extreme temperatures of outer space. Omega named the project the "Alaska Project". NASA however declared the watch in its original design would suffice, thus the results remained a prototype.
White dial with black hands. The hour & seconds sub-dial hands are triangular counterweight hands AKA "Apollo Hands".
Replica Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch, the so-called "Moonwatch" stems from the popular Speedmaster Professional collection. When it was first introduced on the market in 1957, it immediately brought with it one of the greatest innovations for chronographs: a bezel with a tachymeter scale, which is somewhat taken for granted nowadays. That helped establish the Speedmaster's special place in the world of wristwatches from the very beginning, but would not be limited to this one special feature.